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It was a week of highs and lows for the nationally-ranked Randolph-Macon baseball team, characterized Sunday by one of the more frustrating results in all of sports: the doubleheader split. After a massive seven-run rally in the eighth inning gave the Yellow Jackets a thrilling 8-6 victory over Shenandoah in a battle of the #7 and #11 teams in the latest Division III Top 25 Poll, Randolph-Macon saw their defense collapse and offense wilt under the pressure of Hornets second game starter Michael Scimanico, who scattered five hits in a complete-game, 5-2 victory to split the doubleheader. Comment?
Less than two weeks after Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Ashland would be receiving a $500,000 state grant to renovate the Ashland Theater, Jones toured the downtown area with town officials and attended a screening of the movie "Selma" in the theater that had ceased regular operations the late 1990s. "My job as secretary of commerce and trade is to find local partners, if you will, to work with and help get projects done that are going to revitalize part of the community or the entirety of the community, that are going to hopefully produce jobs, hopefully bring people into the community, and this theatre is one such project," Jones told the audience of predominantly Randolph-Macon College students and faculty before the movie. Comment?
Their weapons are many, and can strike from anywhere at any time. Many of them are seniors who are determined to finish their final year in Ashland much differently than the events of a season ago. Comment?
The defensive strategy of the Guilford Quakers coming into Saturday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball game in Ashland against Randolph-Macon was very simple: guard the sharpshooters and dare point guard Marcus Badger to shoot the basketball. Marcus Badger is fouled going up for a layup against Guilford Saturday. Comment?
The dawn breaks on Randolph-Macon men's basketball's new season, bringing to light exciting expectations, an early injury obstacle, and a renewed sense to do what's needed to avoid another disappointment come March. Last season, after thrashing rival Hampden-Sydney on Senior Night, the Yellow Jackets lost to the Tigers as the number one seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, then fell at home in overtime to DeSales in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Comment?
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